Acuna joins US soccer Olympic training roster

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CHICAGO (AP) -- Midfielder Isaac Acuna is among 22 players who will train with the U.S. Under-23 team this month as it prepares for the start of Olympic qualifying.

The other players selected Friday by coach Caleb Porter all were at either a November camp in Germany or a December camp in Florida. The Under-23s will gather from Jan. 8-25, scrimmaging against the national team on Jan. 13 and 17 at Carson, Calif., before traveling on Jan. 18 to San Jose, Costa Rica, for two matches against clubs.

Acuna, a native of Calexico, Calif., made his debut for Club America in Mexico in April 2010 and is on loan to Merida.

The U.S. plays Cuba (March 22), Canada (March 24) and El Salvador (March 26) in North and Central American and Caribbean qualifying.